School Tours

Bring your class for an interactive Docent-Guided Tour of the Museum's special exhibitions (October through April, maximum 30 students), or explore the museum on a Self-Guided Tour (year-round, maximum 60 students). School tours are free, but must be scheduled in advance.

  • Self-Guided tours are available Wednesday-Saturday. Docent-Guided tours are available Wednesday-Friday.  All tours are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Docent-guided tours must be scheduled at least 3 weeks in advance.
  • Schedule a Self-Guided or Docent-Guided tour.
  • Frequently Asked Questions.

Transportation Stipend

Hallie Ford Museum of Art is committed to making the museum as accessible to as wide an audience as possible. Thanks to a generous donation, a limited number of stipends are available on a first-come, first-served basis to fund half of the cost of student bus trips to and from the museum. Eligible schools pay the transportation company in full and then submit a reimbursement request/invoice for half of that amount.

For further information on the process of applying for a stipend, please call (503) 370-6855.


“For the past several years my students and I have visited visit Hallie Ford Museum, and the kids (and adults) always enjoy it. Hallie Ford offers an inexpensive and relevant opportunity for a top-notch fine arts field trip. I highly recommend it!”
-Jerry Quigg, 4/5 Teacher, Candalaria Elementary
“[T]here is nothing like bringing kids to such a wonderful, local resource! If anyone ever asked me what the best kept secret in Salem was, I'd say, ‘Hallie Ford Museum of Art.’"
-Lisa Leirmo, Art Teacher, McKay High School
"I loved the beautiful art work. I loved our tour guide. We appreciate you letting us discover the true creativeness of artists."
-Ava, fifth grade